Balancing an infant on her hip. Cradling one child while holding the hand of another. Caring for a baby while finishing her work. The mothers in these vintage images strike familiar poses that span the globe and cross cultural and geographic barriers. Their clothing and hairstyles may differ, but their actions are similar, showing that…

While curating this week’s best photos from the Your Shot photo community, I tried to notice any recurring visual themes. Almost immediately, I recognized how this week’s photographers used shapes in their photographs. Whether through light, leading lines, reflections, or patterns, each photographer used the shapes in their frame to compose a moment. The square…

The Your Shot community photographers span all skill levels from all corners of the planet, and my team and I have the immense pleasure of seeing what they see every day. I love when photographs beg me to take a second look and dig deeper into the visual narrative. This week started with news of…

India’s UNESCO World Heritage sites are anything but subtle. From mosques to mausoleums to mangroves, together they form a tangible story of India—a country so extraordinary it has served as the birthplace of four major world religions and one of the oldest civilizations on the planet. No site tells a single story. A tour through…

Situated on the coast of the Arabian Peninsula, the United Arab Emirates’ capital city is an oasis for adventure, culture, and comfort seekers. Discover the intricate designs of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, go sailing through azure waters, dine in opulent hotels, and relax at a soul-soothing desert retreat. (See pictures of Dubai, an ultramodern…

This week I was thrilled to see so many different views of the world right here from my desk in Washington, D.C.—scenes that I may never get to see firsthand. I’m always humbled by the Your Shot photo community sharing the world with us through their eyes. When I first saw Rachel Mataira’s photograph of…

One of the most humbling experiences as a photo editor is when a photograph forces you to pause and take a second look. This might happen while looking through a photographer’s whole take on assignment, or in my case, the daily uploads of the Your Shot community. Photos that make me pause could be anything…